Clashes in Jamaica continued for a third day Tuesday between security forces and masked gunmen loyal to a Jamaican gang leader sought by U.S. authorities. At least 30 people have died in the fighting.
Kwame Dawes is director of the South Carolina Poetry Initiative and the University of South Carolina Arts Institute, where he also teaches as distinguished poet in residence.
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Tourists and residents were told Thursday to evacuate the Florida Keys, as Hurricane Ivan grew into a Category 5 storm after leveling homes and killing at least 15 people on the Caribbean island of Grenada.
Ousted Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide flew to temporary asylum in Jamaica Monday despite opposition from the United States and Haitian officials who said the leader's return to the Caribbean could threaten Haiti's fragile stability.
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